Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Seminar: IT Innovation Research

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit; An Bui, M.Sc.; Sabrina Hauff, M.Sc.; Amelie Sach, M.Sc.; Dipl. Wirtsch.-Inf. Manuel Trenz
Date: Application: 29.09.-12.10.2014
Building/Room: Kick-off: FW1207; Final presentation: FW2102
Autres dates: Announcement: 14.10.2014
Kick-Off: 21.10.2014
Submission: 12.12.2014
Final presentation: 16.12.2014
Contact: Dipl. Wirtsch.-Inf. Manuel Trenz


The seminar deals with selected topics of IT innovation research which analyzes the adoption and spread of new IT-based processes, products and services. Theoretical models which explain IT adoption behavior of individuals and organizations are paramount. The seminar aims at analyzing selected research articles within this subject area. Moreover, students gain a deeper understanding of the key issues by evaluating additional literature. Writing an individual seminar paper helps students to learn how to structure and analyze scientific problems and how to systematically report them. Thus, the skills acquired in this seminar are crucial for writing a bachelor thesis at the chair.


  • Introduction to academic writing
  • Examination of an important piece of research in the area of IT innovation
  • Analysis of theoretical implications
  • Analysis of practical implications
  • Structuration, presentation and discussion of the topic

Topics deal with the adoption and diffusion of IT-enabled processes, products and services, aspects of change management, individuals’ and organizations’ behavior, as well as implications of IT innovations for organizational capabilities.

Previous knowledge:

Language: English

Basic knowledge about the topic is helpful.

The participation in a library introduction course is recommended.

Sufficient written and oral language skills in English are necessary for understanding the mostly English literature and for preparing and presenting the results.


Individual readings are assigned during the seminar.


Please apply during the given application period here.

Please be aware that the participation in the Bachelor seminars of our chair is possible only once.

More information:

Recommended semester: 4th semester and above
Field of study: Bachelor
Duration: 3 SWS
Type: S - Seminar
Credit points: 6 ECTS
Area: iBWL: Haus- oder Seminararbeit; WIN: DWI-1 Allg. WI, DWI-2a DL-WI O & IM; GBM(2010):S&I; GBM(2013)
Examination: Presentation / term paper
Exam offered: every term
Semester: every summer and winter term